Pet Cardiology is the medical specialty that focuses on diseases of the canine and feline cardiovascular systems, which include the heart and blood vessels.
An echocardiogram is a heart ultrasound that allows your pet’s veterinarian to determine the thickness of the heart’s muscular walls, how well the heart contracts, and how well the valves work. Following a successful diagnosis, your pet’s veterinarian can also prescribe the necessary medications to keep your pet’s heart as healthy as possible. Exercise intolerance, lethargy, collapse, and difficulty breathing are all symptoms of heart disease. If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, he or she should see a veterinarian.